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Mark, Africa Safari Specialist

Mark first encountered Africa in 1998, when he spent three months working as a research assistant on a biological survey programme in the Kilombero Valley in a remote area of Tanzania. This experience of living and working on the wild side got under his skin and his life attained a very African focus from there on in.

After training as a field guide in Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa, and working for an elephant conservation organisation, Mark returned to run a series of research camps on Mafia Island and in the forests and savannah of southern Tanzania. This was followed by five years working for a small adventure travel company, which took him to various destinations in East and Southern Africa.

Since joining Audley, Mark has focused on East Africa, further extending his experience of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. Just don’t ask him which country is his favourite.

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Mark, an Audley Travel specialist

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I'll never forget when…

It is impossible to identify one most memorable experience, but my combined experience of spending time with elephants has had the most impact on my life. These massive, delicate, creatures, demand attention and can make time pass far too quickly. Observing their behaviour, decoding the relationships between individuals and learning to respect the knowledge that they develop, hold and transfer, is quite simply a joy. Often placid, always unpredictable and the source of much we do not yet know, I can never refuse an opportunity to spend time with elephants nor ever know what that contact will hold.

Photos of Mark

Mark at the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Mark at the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Mark on a game drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya Mark on a game drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Mark on safari in Akagera National Park, Rwanda Mark on safari in Akagera National Park, Rwanda
Mark pausing for breath trekking the gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda Mark pausing for breath trekking the gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Mark with a local and a guide in the Laikipia region, Kenya Mark with a local and a guide in the Laikipia region, Kenya
Mark visiting Stonetown in Tanzania Mark visiting Stonetown in Tanzania

Photos taken by Mark

Ol Malo by helicopter Ol Malo by helicopter
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, Ol Lentille Conservancy The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, Ol Lentille Conservancy
Will Craig's biplane Will Craig's biplane
Buggie adventures from Lewa Buggie adventures from Lewa
Mt Kenya from Lewa Mt Kenya from Lewa
Vultures, Lewa Wilderness Vultures, Lewa Wilderness
Take off from Lewa Wilderness Take off from Lewa Wilderness
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, Ol Lentille Conservancy The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, Ol Lentille Conservancy
Walking safari, Lewa Wilderness Walking safari, Lewa Wilderness
Walking safari, Lewa Wilderness Conservancy Walking safari, Lewa Wilderness Conservancy
Vultures at the end of the day, Lewa Vultures at the end of the day, Lewa
Lewa Wilderness Trails,Lewa Wilderness Conservancy Lewa Wilderness Trails,Lewa Wilderness Conservancy